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October 1, 2014

Hearty Chicken Gumbo {Slow-Cooker}

Scrumptiously warming, hearty Chicken Gumbo ~ perfect on a cold night and ready in 2 hours

Another favorite ingredient which I use a lot, is Celery. Stalks and leaves, depending on the recipe. In this hearty Chicken Gumbo , which is made in the Slow-Cooker, I use both, but the Leaves do not actually get cooked.

The Celery leaves are sprinkled over the cooked Chicken Gumbo and that way you get the most out of the Celery's flavor.
Hearty Chicken Gumbo (Slow-Cooker) ~ Scrumptiously warming Chicken Gumbo ~ perfect on a cold night and ready in 2 hours #Gumbo #ChickenDish #OnePotDish #SlowCookerRecipe

If you set your Slow-Cooker on High this dish will be ready in about 2 hours, but now and then I prepare everything around lunchtime, and then set the Slow-Cooker on Low, which will have the Chicken Gumbo ready in about 3 1/2 hours. I only do this when I need to go out in the afternoon and will be back too late to still prepare, cook and serve dinner.

We have dinner at around 5 o'clock during the week, no set time on Saturdays and on Sundays we have dinner at 3 o'clock {or around that time} Lots of people ask me why so early .. well, we normally have dessert and my family and I, prefer to give a little time between dinner and dessert - usually we will have dessert an hour or so after dinner.

If someone is still a bit peckish, there are always something to nibble on, and believe me, they find anything and everything, especially when I hide it for a reason ;-)

Don't like canned Tomatoes ?  Substitute with fresh chopped Tomatoes !


6 - 8 Servings


1 TB Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, chopped
3 Celery Stalks, chopped  {chop and keep the leaves}
1 Large Green Bell Pepper, chopped
1 cup Green Beans, trimmed and cut in thirds
4 cups Chicken Stock
1 cup White Rice
1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
2 Fresh Bay Leaves
500g Cooked Chicken, cubed or shredded
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


1.) Pre-heat the slow-cooker on HIGH for 20 minutes.
2.) Meanwhile, heat the Oil - saute the Onion, Celery and Bell Pepper for 5 minutes.
3.) Pour the Chicken Stock into the slow-cooker - add the Beans, sauteed Vegetables, Rice, Tomatoes and Bay Leaves - cover and cook 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the Rice is cooked.
4.) Stir in the cooked Chicken, cover and cook a further 30 minutes.
5.) Remove the Bay Leaves - season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper - stir through the retained Celery Leaves and serve.

Hearty Chicken Gumbo (Slow-Cooker) ~ Scrumptiously warming Chicken Gumbo ~ perfect on a cold night and ready in 2 hours #Gumbo #ChickenDish #OnePotDish #SlowCookerRecipe


  1. Jules loves gumbo he's been begging me to find a recipe, I've never tried it.

  2. This looks so delicious and easy and I love how healthy it is! I'll be trying it! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. So simple! I'm a huge fan of soup and I can always use more slow cooker recipes!

  4. This looks great! We love gumbo, and I always appreciate a new slow cooker option. Pinned and tweeted!

  5. How funny I was just thinking of making some gumbo and wondered if I could make it in the crockpot. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. Love my slow cooker and love your recipes:) Hopped over from Full Plate Thursday Link Party!

  7. This looks really good and I love a crockpot recipe!

  8. My slow cooker is probably the most underused thing in my kitchen, I know they are really useful and yet I hardly ever use mine! I'm going to start collecting recipes, starting with this one, Thanks Linda.

  9. Yum, I love a good bowl of gumbo, and this looks delicious! Love using celery leaves on top. Pinning!

  10. Love gumbo! I need to make this soon! Thanks for another awesome recipe, Linda!

  11. Hi Linda,
    Your Chicken Gumbo for the Slow Cooker looks delicious, we love Gumbo. Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I've never had gumbo before, but this looks delicious, and I love that it's made in the slow cooker. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! :)

  13. Looks yum and always good when it's in a slow cooker!!!

  14. Looks amazing! Perfect meal for a chilly fall day! :) Stopping by from Merry Monday link party! :)

  15. I love how you don't have to make Roux for this gumbo recipe, I'm waty too impatient for that !

  16. Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls's funny I made a roasted chicken tonight and decided we would have soup tomorrow for lunch. I've been searching the web looking for something different and then I spotted your spot. thanks so much will be making it tomorrow! Have a great night!

  17. Slow cooker meals are the best. It would be awesome to come home from work to this.

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning!

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful blog post on #PureBlogLove Recipe and DIY craft party! We have added it to our Pin Board . I simply adore all your wonderful blog posts and look forward to seeing what you have cooking up for next week! Thank you again for attending, I hope to see you this week over at "The Patch" party always begins Thursdays at 8 pm EST and we run through the entire weekend!

  19. Your recipe for Hearty Chicken Gumbo soup looks mouthwatering. I love this time of year for a meal like this. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  20. I love celery too, Linda. It adds so much flavour and it's good for you too. Your Hearty Chicken Gumbo looks really tasty and I like that it is made in the slow cooker too. Pinned :-)

  21. This recipe is amazing! I'm so glad you shared it at last week's Project Stash Link Party. We featured you and pinned you onto our Pinterest board! The party opens at 8:00 pm tonight so stop by, grab a featured button, and share how you've used your stash this week! :)

  22. Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

  23. I've been in a slow cooker and soup kinda mood lately. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link party!

  24. I still haven't replaced my broken slow cooker! I will need to though so I can make this. My husband loves gumbo, but it's one that I just don't like to make frequently. Thanks for sharing on Weekend bites

  25. This is making me so hungry! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

  26. I bet gumbo is great in the crockpot...simmering!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday party last week. I look forward to seeing what you link up again this week. Hope you'll be there!

    Have an awesome week :)

  27. I like cooking with celery too--leaves and all. And you know I love gumbo!
    Thank you for stopping by this week, Linda.

  28. This is a Tickle My Tastebuds feature over at
    Thanks for joining the party! laura


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